When urologist Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, did his residency at UCSF 30 years ago, cancer was “a word that was whispered,” a knowledgeable patient was someone who just followed doctor’s orders and oftentimes a diagnosis wasn’t made until disease was advanced.
August 24, 2014
May 29, 2014
From prostate cancer to immunotherapy to genetic testing, UCSF research is providing new insights and aiding in the development of new treatment strategies for cancer.
March 17, 2014
One of the world’s preeminent cancer scientists, Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, has been appointed the new director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
February 04, 2014
Researchers are harnessing the power of the body's natural defenses to fight deadly cancers, and the treatment appears to be powerful, effective and long-lasting.
January 09, 2014
Scientists have discovered a type of RNA that could have enormous potential for better diagnosing and treating many types of cancer, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
December 05, 2013
UCSF has been awarded a major federal grant to “transform and revolutionize” the treatment of prostate cancer, the second most common form of cancer among American men.
September 16, 2013
A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect aging.
August 19, 2013
A natural form of sugar could offer a noninvasive way to precisely image tumors and determine whether cancer medication is effective using new technology developed at UCSF in collaboration with GE Healthcare.
June 10, 2013
Men with prostate cancer may significantly improve their survival chances with a simple change in their diet, a new UCSF-led study has found.
May 08, 2013
A new genomic test can help predict whether men are more likely to harbor an aggressive form of prostate cancer, according to a new UCSF study.